Alienware m15 / i9-8950HK Review by Ultra Male

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Spartan, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    @Ultra Male knows of undervolting.

    MSI Afterburner can undervolt GPU
    AWCC/Throttlestop/Intel XTU can undervolt CPU.

    I've even made some videos on this:



     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Ultra Male knows how to undervolt or even make a modded BIOS/vBIOS.
    The videos are good. I missed those two but I watched your a51m review.
     
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  3. Turns>Airs

    Turns>Airs Notebook Enthusiast

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    @Ultra Male I'm confused, I could have sworn the first CB R20 run you put up with your 8750H had way higher temps (was it in the m15 thread?).
    The max temps on this run seem crazy low for CB R20. Am I missing something?
     
  4. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    max temps are 99C in Cinebench R20 within 5 seconds of running it! Crazy low? :rolleyes:
     
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    Turns>Airs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Haha. Maybe I’m seeing it wrong, but it looks like your 8950HK scored 2931 in CB20 and hit 99C. And the 8750H scored 3032 with max of 79C? (Looking at your review on page 1)o_O
     
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    DaMafiaGamer Notebook Deity

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    It’s seems like bga will always stay crap just like @Papusan says. Hope is lost for these crap throttlebooks!
    Nice review @Ultra Male as always and I’m glad your getting rid of this machine :D
     
  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    And the coming 8 core unlocked Mobile, the successor 9980Hk to 8950Hk won't be any better. But at least... Intel's engineers finally used their heads and differentiated the all core BGA clock speed vs. 8 core desktop chips.

    Now we can see a difference on all core clock speed with 5 bin (4.2 vs. 4.7GHz). Remember the i9-8950Hk Scam had exactly same 4.3GHz all cores Turbo boost as 8700K. Some progress but it will still be a awful overheating throttling mess.

    And expect the notebook OEM's will continue their sickness... Shrink on cooling due they prefer thinner and slimmer chassis thickness. The way they have done the last years. Aka from worse to even more worse.
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    Got to play with the m15 for a bit..

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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    Thanks bro, as much as I loved it, loved its size and portability and insane battery life for a gaming laptop, I just didn't see myself keeping it on the long run and having to deal with temp issues and be extra careful or even having to turn down some graphical settings to enjoy smooth gameplay.
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    Temps./clock speeds in HWiNFO bro so we know what was going on during the test [​IMG]
     
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